Hovey Health Update
To God be the Glory, we have good news to report! Moriah was able to step down one of her medicines last week...we were encouraged at the good progress! We have been in touch with her doctor on Mayo Clinic’s portal, and so far things are progressing as planned. Whoop! Whoop!
This last week we also underwent some testing for Gunner in the form of a sleep study at Mayo Clinic. We received the test results and they stated that he is not experiencing sleep apnea as we thought, so there is NO NEED to have his tonsils out at this juncture. Whoooooo-hooooooo!
Thank you for all the prayers sent up on behalf of us and our sweet kiddos.....we have felt uplifted and upheld as we have navigated through these waters. We couldn’t have done it alone! When prayer warriors unite, we accomplish much by God's Grace and provision!
We do have one request. A few weeks ago Brian was having a lot of tooth pain. We found out that one of the many Covid related side effects in our culture is that most dentists are booked out for months. We were able to get in to see one on a cancellation, but unfortunately, it was not good news. Brian has a tooth that cracked and exposed the nerve. This requires a root canal and a crown for the tooth which cost a couple thousand dollars. God knows, and we are thankful we are in a place where it can be fixed. The procedure will hopefully get started in the next week. Will you pray with us for God's provision, and also, will you pray for our hearts to trust God's timing for our return to PNG?
As we continue to experience hiccups along our furlough journey, we must confess that the ups and downs aren’t quite what we expected. Hahahahaha....we thought PNG was the land of the unexpected.....but maybe it's a more universal principle than we thought! "We may not know what tomorrow holds, but we know Who holds tomorrow," is a quote on a plaque that I received from a sweet soul at ABWE's home office when we were beginning our missions journey. I needed that reminder then, and I find that it resonates with me now too. It reminds me of a hymn, too, "I Know Who Holds Tomorrow," written by Ira Stanphill.
Wherever you are today, dear reader, Our Good God has a plan, a purpose, and your road is NOT unexpected to Him! Our encouragement to you today are the lyrics, as follows: